Throughout the 9 or so years that my endometriosis remained undiagnosed, the various doctors and specialists that I was seeing had me on a continuous cocktail of hormones. Mainly, the hormone they were using to treat my symptoms was progesterone. Progesterone pills, the IUD with progesterone, etc.
None of these treatments worked for me. They only elevated my pain to unbearable levels and left me worse off after each attempt.
As it turns out, I'm allergic to progesterone! Haha who'd have thought?
So each time we tried a new treatment that involved progesterone, we were filling my body with something that caused extra inflammation, extra pain, and extra problems. Nobody had ever even told me that it was possible to be allergic to hormones until my first visit with a naturopathic doctor a few weeks ago! I still think it's nuts.
After being tested for that, I got tested for food allergies and things got really sad really quickly.
In order to start my body on the right track for healing and get to a place where we can battle the endometriosis, I have to go 6 months completely eliminating the following :
apples, bananas, barley, soy, dairy, milk chocolate, corn products, egg whites, garlic, grapes,
oats, onions, peas, peanuts, peppers, potatoes, rye, strawberries, tomatoes, and wheat.
It was a sad, sad day in my world. Haha
Weston and I went to the farmer's market on Sunday and stocked up on fruits and veggies. (Which I think might become a weekly tradition) So far it's been pretty hard 1) being around people who are eating normal food and 2) finding a variety of meals that don't break any rules!
But if it has the potential to help me get better, count me in.
I'm excited to see my body make progress - The doctor said I should start feeling better within the first month of my new diet, so we'll see! I have a lot of hope!
But really really really - if you have endo?
Ask for an allergy test. I wish I'd have done mine years ago.